Iceland is for adventure and discovery. Bursting with captivating waterfalls and sprawling glaciers, Iceland is engraved with fjords and filled with distinctive wildlife in every corner. Your customized tour takes you along Iceland’s ridges and into the natural creases of the landscape to find bliss and drama, majesty and charm. Follow the Ring Road across plains and mountains to witness black basalt beaches and icy sea caves; hike through blossoming prairies spread across an isolated fjord....
Day 1 - 2
Vik – Fly to Keflavik and Enjoy a Scenic Drive to the Southern Village of Vik
Land at Keflavik International Airport on the Reykjavik Peninsula as the short blades of grass around the runway expand across the flatlands. Your private transfer meets you at baggage claim to begin your journey through the stunning landscape of Iceland, first to the southern village of Vik. Your introduction to the landscape comes at Skogafoss Waterfall, your first stop on the scenic drive to Vik. The rectangular stream wraps around the horn of the mossy cliff nearly 200 feet wide and trundling down from a height of 82 feet; the water crashes into the waiting pool with thunderous crashes.
Rainbows glint in the beads of moisture. From the top of the precarious cliff, view the falls and look out to the recesses of the Atlantic Ocean. The closer you get to the village of Vik, the more the landscape reveals its natural majesty. Dyrhólaey is a small peninsula located on the south coast of the country; a large black arch of lava protrudes from the sea giving the region its name, which means, “door-hole.” In summer, puffins nest on the cliff faces and soar over the cobalt sea in search of food. When you reach Vik, the salty aroma of the sea blends with the earthy scent of the grassland and cliffs encircling the village
Day 3 - 4
Hofn – Trek Skaftafell National Park
Day 5 - 6
Egilsstaðir – Visit the Laekjavik Coast
Day 7 - 8
Myvatn – Geothermal Activity
Day 9 - 10
Hvammstangi – Traveling to the Fjords
Day 11 - 12
Heydalur – View of Elaborate Fjords
Reykjavik – Helicopter above the Golden Circle
Reykjavik – The Blue Lagoon and Departure
- Relish a scenic helicopter flight to take in the famous landmarks of the Golden Circle, including waterfalls, gorges, and ancient villages
- Traverse the Lake Myvatn Region in to discover volcanic craters and hidden caves
- Witness the enormity of Dynjandi Falls, the largest waterfall in Westfjord
- Hike along the trails of Westfjord in search of timid wildlife and animated puffins
- Walk along beaches paved with black basalt sand and outlined with rugged, block-like cliffs near the village of Vik
- Venture into ice caves and witness the stunning landscape of lush moss draped over zigzagging lava rocks
- Take a relaxing dip in the famous Blue Lagoon thermal spa to indulge in a moment of relaxation before your flight home
- Witness the charms of secluded villages along the edges of Iceland’s coastline, each welcoming with friendly locals and radiant structures
Once in Iceland, the majesty is palpable and the unique landscape is tangible. Your 14-day tour inspires you to bird watch and explore geology, it encourages you to hike, supports a daily scenic drive and creates an elaborate symphony of the elements. Geysers erupt hundreds of feet into the air; waves crash against outcroppings with naturally carved arches cut into the rocks. Volcanoes mark contemporary and ancient history across the countryside as seals bask in the spreading sunlight. Wildflowers blossom, contrasting with the rugged cliffs as each moment is personal, disarming, and unforgettable.
The adventure begins with your arrival at Keflavik International Airport. Your private transfer will meet you at baggage claim and lead you south to the village of Vik. En route to Vik, enjoy your first image of Iceland at Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss Waterfalls and visit the small church that watches over the town. Next day, stroll along the basalt beach and see the Dyrhólaey Arch, along with the stunning cliffs known as Reynishverfi Rocks. En route to the town of Hofn, your scenic drive takes you along Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon and the mossy lava rocks.
Visit Jokulsarlon Lagoon and trek through Skaftafell National Park. Closer to Hofn, explore a series of ice caves. Then take your time in the small town of Seydisfjordur, with its panoramic view of Dyrfjoll Mountains and an immersive look at the culture of eastern Iceland. Drive along the Laekjavik Coast, and enjoy the scenic village of Djúpivogur en route to the city of Egilsstaðir. Then move into the sensational region of Lake Myvatn, home to the Krafla Power Station and the stunning Hverfjall Crater.
Explore the splendor of the region with the Myvatn Nature Baths. Witness the power and grace of Dettifoss Waterfall before traveling to the town of Hvammstangi, your base as you explore the fjords. Before you reach the quiet town, stop at the delightful city of Akureyri and see the wondrous cascades at Aldeyjarfoss and Godafoss. Stop at a local farm at lunch to watch the horses trot along the landscape.
Trek across the fjords to discover the immense magnificence of the meandering water and pure landscape. Visit the Holmavik Museum of Witchcraft and Wizardry, along with a historic shipwreck. Next, drive to Reykjavik for a memorable helicopter ride over the Golden Circle. Witness erupting geysers and thundering waterfalls in this region of Icelandic history, all from above. Then venture out to the famous Blue Lagoon for a soothing dip in the geothermal water before making your way to Keflavik International Airport for your flight home.
$6,365 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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